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Faculty Position in Experimental or Theoretical Chemistry (AY23/24)

Employer
Carnegie Mellon University
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 15, 2023

Job Details

Description

The Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental and/or theoretical chemistry at the rank of assistant professor or higher depending on qualifications. We seek applications from researchers in a broad range of disciplines within chemical sciences and have a particular interest in those who are pursuing new approaches, including the use of automation in the design, synthesis, and/or characterization of molecules and materials. Research in broadly defined areas including human health, (bio)chemical catalysis, clean energy, and environmental monitoring and remediation would be an excellent fit to the current themes in the department and the college. Carnegie Mellon offers a highly interdisciplinary environment combined with an exciting new focus on modern data-driven/automated approaches. This significant investment is exemplified by recent hires in the areas of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the construction of the first academic Cloud Lab ( https://cloudlab.cmu.edu/ ) to support experimental efforts in these key frontier scientific areas. The successful applicant will be able to leverage these resources, along with the University’s strengths in engineering and computer science, to make unique contributions to the field of chemistry.

Qualifications

We seek scientists who are eager to join and contribute to a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment that promotes innovative research, education, and service initiatives. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field and preferably relevant post-doctoral research experience. Selection will be based in part on a record of research publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, prospects for obtaining external funding, and the potential to become an outstanding teacher/mentor of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy along with a statement on how the candidate will foster diversity, equity, and inclusion should be submitted via the Interfolio site. Applicants are also asked to arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a rang of intellectual and cultural dimensions and is part of a College and University that is proactive to include more members of previously under-represented groups. We seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Company

Carnegie Mellon University

 

Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and sets its own course.

Carnegie Mellon was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie under the premise that a school established to foster and develop the technical skills of its students would soon produce students and graduates whose work would astound Pittsburgh and the world. Over 120 years later, our institution continues to produce talented alumni and draws faculty and staff eager to be a part of the university's creative, passionate and close-knit community. We place emphasis on practical problem solving, interdisciplinary learning, an entrepreneurial spirit, and collaboration.

Over the past 10 years, more than 400 startups linked to CMU have raised more than $7 billion in follow-on funding. Those investment numbers are especially high because of the sheer size of Pittsburgh’s growing autonomous vehicles cluster – including Uber, Aurora, Waymo and Motional – all of which are here because of their strong ties to CMU.

With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative startups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn't imagine the future, we create it. 

Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. Pittsburgh was ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for millennials.

Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh's tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow as the city tops lists for jobs. Networking opportunities, small business accelerators, and an innovative community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, especially recent graduates.

Pittsburgh is emerging as a tech and culture hub that The Washington Post praises for its "world-class art museums and colorful neighborhoods."

Robotics and software engineering lead the way. The city is home to GoogleUber and Apple offices and a budding ecosystem of tech startups including DuolingoModcloth and 4Moms, all of which have CMU roots.

Many seek Pittsburgh for being a hot spot for entrepreneurship and a model for future cities. Others come for the city's burgeoning food scene.

You’ll find CMU locations nationwide — and worldwide. Silicon Valley. Qatar. Africa. Washington, D.C. To name a few.

If your heart is in your work, come work with us.

Carnegie Mellon University isn't just one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions — it’s also a hotspot for some of the most talented doers, dreamers and difference-makers on the planet. When you join our staff, you’ll become an important part of our mission to create a healthier, safer and more just life for all. No matter what your role or location, you’ll connect and collaborate with dedicated, passionate colleagues — and you’ll have the satisfaction of delivering work that truly matters.

Carnegie Mellon University offers a wide range of competitive employee benefits to help you live well. Benefit eligibility varies based on the hours per week employees are scheduled to work and the employee's geographic location

We seek to cultivate diverse populations and perspectives and promote equity and inclusion. Our devotion to these ideals springs from a core belief in the power of education to be a transformative and enriching force for every person, irrespective of their background, identity or life circumstances. 

Inclusion and belonging are intricately interwoven into the very essence of our university, helping to shape our values, policies and practices. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are not only central to our ethos but also indispensable to our pursuit of academic excellence and innovation.

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